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Eye Dilation During Pregnancy
Yes: It is safe to do this.Get a more detailed answer ›
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Can a person dilate fully to 10cm during pregnancy and not know? Can waters break and a person misses it somehow?
Sure but: I have seen a few patients come in to the hospital ready to deliver and they did not think they were really that far along. A few times patients have delivered at home not thinking they were laboring so fast. These are certainly the exceptions to the the normal course of labor ...Read more
I had one doctor say yes and another say no so can running during pregnancy cause preterm labor? Can running cause the cervix to dilate?
Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read more
Iritis: Most things used topically (not ingested), with very few exceptions are safe during. Would need to know specific medication. ...Read more
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Depends: Twitching can have various causes. Also makes a difference if it is one eye or both eyes, simultaneous or independent, other symptoms or no other symptoms. Suggest you take movie (e.g. w/ smartphone) of the twitching and show your doctor. In otherwise healthy young woman might be benign but needs at least a visit to your doctor to see what kind of twitching. ...Read more
I have white bumps on my eyes they appeared during my pregnancy... And they are getting bigger I think it may be a colestrol issue?
Called xanthomas but: Relatively rare. Cholesterol is part of every animal cell membrane on planet, allows membrane fluidity, animal cells to change shape, animals to move. Study on Google & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Cholesterol. Correct issue for arterial disease (typically starting in childhood) is lipoproteins (which transport all fats) best very ↓↓ LDL (Not LDL-C) & ↑↑ large HDL particles. Study my answers here ...Read more
No: Eye color is genetic but the final eye color does not occur until several months after the baby is born. ...Read more
Category C: These meds are generally Category C, so the benfits must outweigh any risk. Generally, the meds do not have significant serum concentrations as they are eye drops, but check with your OB dr and eye to determine if you can do without them while pregnant or not. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it safe to use eyestil eye drops and vistotears gel when planning and during pregnancy as a patient who had lasik surgery 6 months ago?
I have constant "eye floaters" in my left eye. I'm only 23 and I noticed them during my second pregnancy (I'm 32 weeks). Could it be serious?
See a Provider: May be something in the vitreous, but see a Provider to have your eyes checked out. Make sure you are wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes and don't look directly at the sun. ...Read more
20 weeks pregnant. Used 2 drops of visine for irritated eyes. Now found out it isn't safe to use during pregnancy. Is my baby gonna be okay? Freaking!
No problem: Almost all medications have a legal disclaimer about taking whatever it is during pregnancy - just to protect the company. Most are not necessary and this is true for Visine which is a saline mixture with no biologically active drugs that will have little distribution into your circulation and none across the placenta to your developing baby. This is not harmful and you can continue to use it. ...Read more
During the eighth month of my pregnancy, my eye doctor said that I had very mild astigmatism. I have never been told that before. Could it be pregnancy related or is it possible that I might have always had it?
Possible: The hormones, esp late in pregnancy, that allow you to stretch to let your baby come out can affect the biomechanics of the cornea. That is the main reason that lasik is not recommended in pregnancy and nursing (a relative, not absolute, contraindication). Sometimes your cornea will resume its prepregnancy shape after you stop nursing, but not always. It is also possible that it was always there. ...Read more
Anyone with a stye like thing on your eye during pregnancy. It is a small red lump/spot near my tear duct. I've been prescribed fusidic acid ointment?
I have a mole on my cheekbone now for five years it has only grew during my pregnancy its a eye sore to me would I know if it were cancer in five yrs?
It sounds rather: Unlikely to be miedically serious, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can fix the 'eyesore' and make the diagnosis, but payment may be an issue, . ...Read more
I'm 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?
Cool compresses: If that doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist to determine what kind of conjunctvitis you have and the best treatment given you're pregnant. ...Read more
Never had allergies, I am now in second trimester with a stuffy nose, sometimes itchy eye and sneezy but no other symptoms. Could I have developed allergies. If so is this only during pregnancy?
Possibly: It might be congestion with pregnancy, or just mild viral upper respiratory infection, causing itchy eyes and sneezing, nasal congestion that occurs during pregnancy is common, and more towards the last trimester, relieved after birth, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more
Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.
Maybe: I just checked the biofreeze website and drugs. Com. Basically, it uses menhol applied topically to control pain, with some success. Drugs. Com said that there are no studies done to prove or disprove safety in pregnancy. Therefore, I wouldn't use it unless your ob/gyn has had some success with it and recommends it as O.K. ...Read more
Is it normal to get headaches during early pregnancy in your neck and back of head with slight sensitivity to light? Chin touches chest fine. Tension?
Yes: Your body will immediately begin experiencing physical changes. Those that you describe are common ones. ...Read more
My body feels itchy. I had this during my pregnancy. Took allerid n felt better. But the itch has started again...Its from head to toe. What to do?
Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines are usually the most helpful medications you can take for itching. You can get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, allegra, Claritin and other ah otc now. Any of these may help itching, but Claritin might be the least effective; results are individual. If the itching continues or worsens over time, see an allergist for help figuring out why you are itching. It could be a disease that needs attention. ...Read more
Grade I No: A grade I concussion will result in a brief period of memory loss and a headache and will not affect the fetus. Grade ii and iii concussions resulting in more severe symptoms "may have an impact" but only on the mother's awareness. Comatose mothers still deliver healthy babies. ...Read more
Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks
How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!
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